Western ConferenceColorado Springs, CO | October 7-8, 2011
Gathering with thousands of moms, Hearts at Home main sessions are high energy opportunities to laugh and learn. Through drama, music, and speakers who understand the real challenges of motherhood, you'll find your vision refreshed, your heart full, and your perspective transformed. Main Sessions will take place at the beginning of your conference day and immediately following your workshop breakouts.
Jill Savage is one of today’s most exciting female speakers. Her honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn. Jill is the author of five books including Real Moms…Real Jesus and the co-author of Living With Less So Your Family Has More.www.jillsavage.orgJulie Barnhill
Julie Barnhill is a witty speaker and has authored six books including her Hearts at Home release Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps on Giving. Julie captivates audiences with her honest and realistic views on the journey of marriage and motherhood. Julie's bold yet friendly kick-in-the-pants speaking delivery challenges audiences everywhere to go much broader and deeper in their life with Christ—to get serious about truly loving Him with all their heart and soul and mind and strength.www.juliebarnhill.com
Katie lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Jacob and two "kids" (cats) Mini & Spud. They travel year-round as My Anchor Holds, an acoustic/soul duo, leading worship and performing at churches and other venues all over the country. She's been singing "...ever since she came out of the womb!" her mother says, and grows more passionate about her music every year. Katie always looks forward to any opportunity to share the love of God with people through song and can't wait for the Hearts conference!www.myanchorholds.net
This fun-filled event featured music with The Hearts Band, comedy with Sally Baucke, lots of laughter, plus a surprise or two.
Sally Baucke Sally is an experienced RN, comedian, keynote speaker, and mother. She has been speaking to thousands of women on a variety of topics for almost 15 years. Sally has produced two DVDs, including the popular M.O.T.H.E.R.S. Sally and her husband, Craig, have three sons and reside in Cincinnati Ohio.www.funnygalsal.com
Friday Moms Night Out
This is your opportunity to focus on you! Select your workshops based on your life and what you need. Please choose your top ten workshops on the registration form in order of your preference. The pace of your day is up to you and is determined by your lunch choice: you can attend three workshops and have a 2 hour lunch break or you can attend four workshops and have a 40 minute lunch break.
Julie BarnhillJulie Barnhill is a witty speaker and has authored six books including her Hearts at Home release Motherhood: The Guilt That Keeps on Giving. Julie captivates audiences with her honest and realistic views on the journey of marriage and motherhood. Julianna e's bold yet friendly kick-in-the-pants speaking delivery challenges audiences everywhere to go much broader and deeper in their life with Christ—to get serious about truly loving Him with all their heart and soul and mind and strength.www.Juliebarnhill.com227 - One Tough Mother: The Non-negotiables of Stepping Up and Being the Mom – Julie Barnhill Julie exposes the “small stuff” many of us stress out about and encourages moms to step up and be the mom in the life of their child. You’ll learn the ten non-negotiables you need to embrace to help create structure and security in which your child can thrive. Parenting – General228 - She's Gonna Blow! Real Help for Moms Dealing with Anger – Julie BarnhillAnger doesn't have to be the final word in your life as a mother. If you're looking for positive change, join us as we explore and then apply practical strategies for a more peaceful and joy-filled heart and home. (PG, SG)Parenting - General
Sally BauckeSally is an experienced RN, comedian, keynote speaker, and mother. She has been speaking to thousands of women on a variety of topics for almost 15 years. Sally and her husband, Craig, have three sons and reside in Cincinnati Ohio.www.funnygalsal.com229 - Have You Had Your Vitamin Glee Today? – Sally BauckeYou've probably heard the saying "Laughter is the best medicine!" But did you know that laughter is a scientifically proven way to enhance and promote health in every aspect of your life? Professional comedian and Registered Nurse Sally Baucke brings over 20 years of mothering and medical experience to you in this fun, educational and practical workshop designed to help you discover the benefits of humor as a mom. Giggling required. (PG)Spiritual Growth
Michele CushattMichele Cushatt is an author and speaker who hangs out in the tension between authentic faith and real life. Knowing every beautiful story begins with a rough first draft, Michele encourages women to keep living even when life is messy and imperfect. She lives in Colorado along with her husband, Troy, three teenage boys and a very hairy black lab.www.michelecushatt.com203 - Mosaics: The Art of a Beautifully Blended Family – Michele CushattOne-third of American weddings today create blended families. Still, most women in blended families feel utterly alone. At times the challenges seem overwhelming, their dreams of family shattered. But like glass mosaics, beauty is revealed when the pieces are masterfully arranged. In this workshop you will learn to:
Parenting – Specific204 - God Infusions: Secrets to a Spiritually Full Heart – Michele CushattIn the midst of carting kids everywhere, keeping up with the demands of a home, and trying to be a nurturing wife, it doesn't take much to end up lonely, weary, and longing for a soul-filling connection with God. Are you running on empty? Does your relationship with God feel like one more unchecked item on your to-do list? Perhaps it's time for a God-infusion. Michele will help you:
Karen EhmanKaren Ehman is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries national speaking team and has her own weekly radio spot on the WCIC family of radio stations.www.karenehman.com230 - A Marriage Made in Oz – Karen EhmanIs your happily-ever-after not so happy after all? Do the male-female differences in your marriage have you thinking your husband has no brain like the Scarecrow, no heart like the Tin Man and is as cowardly as the Lion? And all the while he thinks your frustration with his shortcomings have you behaving like the Wicked Witch! Throw a few munchkins in the mix and it really gets interesting! In this honest and helpful session we'll explore how to overcome different personalities differences and get your marriage back on the right– though maybe not yellow brick—road.Marriage231 - Getting and Keeping Your Ducks In a Row – Karen EhmanThis talk tackles home and time management in a lighthearted manner. Whether you are a mostly messy who can't seem to get organized or a Nancy neat-nick who alphabetizes her spice cupboard, you'll find ideas and encouragement as you acquire the method of organization that best fits your personality. Subjects addressed include scheduling, overcoming over-commitment, grocery and menu planning, cleaning, de-junking and organizing, and managing your family's money.Personal Growth
Tammy MaltbyAuthor, speaker, and media (TV, radio, online) personality Tammy Maltby sums up her multifaceted message in one word: encouragement. For those struggling with difficult circumstances and those yearning for a more lovely and welcoming lifestyle, she offers practical, uplifting "you can do it!" guidance. A wife, mother of four grown kids, and grandmother of one, Tammy lives in Colorado.http://itsagoodlife.tv/211 - The God Who Sees You – Tammy MaltbyHow do we handle life when disappointment, pain, and a weary heart seem to stalk us day after day? Does no one care? Does anyone see my hard work, my family pain, my feelings of rejection, my fear? Knowing that God sees us and deeply cares about the details of our life can be more than enough. Tammy Maltby invites you to:
Spiritual Growth212 - Lifegiving Hospitality...Start Simply but Simply Start! – Tammy MaltbyTammy Maltby believes hospitality is not just for those with gorgeous homes, professional cooking skills, or special gifts. It's for anyone who wants to live a fuller, more outward life. And all you need is a willingness to start simply...but simply start. Tammy offers:
Shelly Radic is author of Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids. After speaking, writing, training and engaging with moms for almost twenty years, Shelly is currently serving as CEO of MOPS International. ·Shelly and her husband, Bruce, are the parents of four great kids and live near Denver, Colorado.www.mops.org216 - Momology: A Mom’s Guide to Shaping Great Kids – Shelly Radic
Why study mothering? Easy- mothering is an enormous responsibility, especially with our kids and the world changing every day. Research reveals that resilient moms have the best outcomes in shaping great kids. We’ll explore practical ways to increase your mom resilience by-
Parenting – General
217 - Rings Around the Family: Building a circle of relationships – Shelly Radic
Mothering can get pretty intense at times. That’s why moms invest in growing a circle of healthy relationships that provide encouragement and support in raising great kids. Discover how to extend and strengthen your circle of relationships through-
Parenting - General
Jill SavageJill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families, and her enthusiasm is contagious. An honest, vulnerable, and encouraging style makes her an effective and entertaining communicator. Jill is the Founder and Executive Director of Hearts at Home.www.jillsavage.org219 - First Time Moms: Move from Surviving to Thriving – Jill SavageNow that you have this new little one in your life, everything has changed! There are so many new, uncomfortable feelings and unique struggles that can come along with a first baby. Presented by a veteran mom of five, this workshop will:
Parenting – Specific220 - Ten Stress Strategies Every Mom Needs – Jill SavageMotherhood sometimes brings out both the best and the worst in us. It's important for every mom to have multiple strategies to manage the stress that naturally comes with the daily challenges of motherhood. This high energy workshop will:
Personal – Growth
Mark SavageMark Savage has impacted lives through the work of the local church ministry over the past 21 years. He is now an author and speaker who is passionate about families. Mark's newest release, Living With Less So Your Family Has More, is co-authored with his wife Jill. A father of five and a grandfather of one, Mark's honesty and humor make him an engaging, sought-after speaker. The Savages make their home in Normal, IL.232 - 5 Secrets Every Man Wishes His Wife Knew – Mark SavageThis workshop is designed from a man's perspective to give women insight into loving and influencing their man. Do you ever find yourself proclaiming under your breath, "I am worn out trying to figure him out?" Would you like to understand him and be able to experience a different relationship with him? Mark Savage will help you:
Dr. Julianna SlatteryDr. Julianna Slattery is a wife, mother, author, speaker and Christian psychologist. She's in the trenches of family life, knows the challenges you face and is a compassionate voice providing biblical truths and a psychological perspective to guide you on your journey. Julianna serves at family psychologist at Focus on the Family. She is a co-host on the daily broadcast and webcast, Your Family Live. Julianna, her husband Mike, and their three boys live in Colorado Springs where they enjoy camping, hiking and snowboarding.www.focusonthefamily.com221 - No More Headaches! – Dr. Julianna SlatteryLadies, this workshop isn't about physical headaches...it's about the "headaches" that keep you from enjoying a great sex life in your marriage. We all have them: fatigue, no desire (or a husband with no desire), scars from the past and broken trust. Psychologist, author and Focus on the Family radio host Dr. Julianna Slattery is right there with you. In this workshop, she will use humor, candor and biblical wisdom to confront the major setbacks women experience in marital intimacy. Julianna will:
Marriage222 - More than a Spanking? – Dr. Julianna SlatteryPerhaps the greatest struggle of parenthood is the "d" word: discipline. What behaviors require punishment? How does discipline change between the ages of 2 and 15? Is spanking OK? What if you're just plain too worn down to follow through? Dr. Julianna Slattery, psychologist, author, and mom of three boys will help put discipline in perspective and provide some practical tools for using it effectively. In this workshop, Julianna will help you:
Parenting – Specific
Kendra SmileyKendra Smiley is a sought after speaker, an author and the host of Live Life Intentionally heard nationally on Moody Radio. An Illinois Mother of the Year, Kendra and her husband John, have three married sons and four granddaughters. She and John, a retired USAF Colonel, live on a farm in central Illinois. Together they have written the www.ParentinglikeaPro.com book series. Kendra's passions include parenting, women's issues, and education.www.KendraSmiley.com223 - Parenting Like a Pro – Kendra SmileyA professional is someone who does a job well and is paid for that job. Moms are usually paid in PB & J kisses, dandelion bouquets, and grateful adult children. Are you ready for some practical tips, Biblical insights, and encouragement to help you parent like a pro? Join Kendra and she'll tackle parenting challenges like:
Parenting – General224 - Generous Friendships – Kendra SmileyThe friendships of women are complicated. We desire healthy, growing friendships, but too often we find our relationships being destroyed. Would you like to experience life-giving, encouraging friendships? Join Kendra and discover:
Bob WaliszewskiApproaching 20 years of ministry at Focus on the Family, Bob Waliszewski (a former youth pastor) is Plugged In's director. He is also its "voice." His weekly "Plugged In Movie Review" radio feature is heard on hundreds of U.S. radio stations.www.pluggedin.com225 - Movies, Music, Television and Video Games: What Would Jesus Do? – Bob Waliszewski
Parenting – General226 - 10 Practical Principles to Help Our Children Learn to Discern – Bob WaliszewskiBob will talk about the 10 principles he was privileged to include in Dr. Dobson's recent book, "Bringing Up Girl's":
Parenting – General
Kirk WeaverKirk Weaver has two children and has been doing Family Time lessons with his family since 1994. Prior to founding Family Time Training, Kirk worked with the development programs at Colorado Christian Home in Denver (10 years) and Epworth Children's Home in St. Louis (8 years). He now lives in Littleton, Colorado and devotes his time to the greater challenge of raising his children in the faith.www.famtime.com233 - Fun & Exciting Family Time – Kirk WeaverLearn "how to" lead fun spiritual lessons at home using the language of children--activities and object lessons. You will be equipped to proactively pass values, beliefs and character qualities to your children. This workshop is designed for families with children 2 to 13 years of age.Parenting – General234 - Deepening Your Child's Faith – Kirk WeaverKeep home-based spiritual training fun for a lifetime. Learn "how to" modify the structure of spiritual training as children get older. Learn to mark and celebrate significant spiritual events. This workshop is designed for all families with children still in the home, ages 5 to 18.Spiritual Growth
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Hotel InformationFor detailed information about conference hotel options, please click here, or call the Hearts at Home office at (309) 828-MOMS. A special lodging rate has been negotiated with these hotels. Thank-you.Need Directions?The Western Conference is held at the Focus on the Family Main Administration Building at 8655 Explorer Drive,Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Please click here for more specific directions or use the above address as the destination for an online map service. If you are not able to go online, please call our office at (309) 828-MOMS. Our Customer Service Team will be happy to assist you!ParkingParking is available in the Focus on the Family parking lots.
ExhibitorsCompassion InternationalReleasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. http://www.compassion.comFocus on the FamilyA global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive by providing help and resources for marriage and parenting grounded in biblical principles.http://www.focusonthefamily.comGenerations of VirtueEquipping moms to empower their children for purity in our world today.http://www.generationsofvirtue.orgHoerr's Berean BookstoreServing God by Serving You.http://www.hoerrs.comMom to MomTruly unique parenting program based on the Titus 2:4 principle of "experienced" moms mentoring young moms with curriculum-based teaching, small group discussion and weekly doses of encouragement. http://www.momtomom.orgMommy Bag MarketingSpreading joy & Christian resources...one bag at a time!http://www.mommybagmarketing.comMOPS InternationalBetter Moms Make A Better World.http://www.MOPS.orgRelish!Relish! is an online menu planning service offering weekly menus and grocery lists for only a month. http://www.RelishRelish.com
Moms Morning OutColorado Springs, CO | October 13, 2012
Join us for a free Moms Morning Out in Colorado Springs on October 13th!
Although we recently made the difficult decision to cancel the Hearts at Home Western Conference on October 12 -13, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to experience a bit of Hearts at Home through a free Moms Morning Out on Saturday, October 13th!
Join us from 9 a.m. to noon on the campus of New Life Church, located at 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs, CO, for a morning with Jill Savage, Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, and Dr. Juli Slattery, family psychologist and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, as they encourage you In the MOMent with topics including:
It's a morning that will leave you refreshed, encouraged, and ready to embrace the MOMent you are in!
There is no cost for this event, nor do you need to register.
Just invite your friends and plan to be there!
9-9:10 Welcome-Yvette Maher9:10-9:45 Jill Savage--Taking Care of Yourself in the MOMent9:45-9:50 My Story9:50-10:25 Juli Slattery—Parenting in the MOMent10:30-10:50 Break and light refreshments10:50-11 Welcome back—Yvette Maher10:50-11 My Story11-11:30 Juli Slattery—Marriage in the MOMent11:30-Noon Jill Savage –MOMents with God
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